At some point or other in our career we will all have to deal with aggressive and upset parents. For the purposes of this article let’s consider how you, as a class teacher can best handle things.
Whatever we have been teaching and no matter which day it is, we can often find that we have a spare few minutes to fill – here’s a few thoughts on how you may wish to use them.
Amidst all the demands of an overloaded curriculum do we really have time to actually listen to our children?
It is just 4 short words, but this brief question strikes right to the heart of all that you do – so why should it be so hard to answer?
Is teaching really a job that we can enjoy or should we be able to enjoy? Many would say yes but growing numbers are now saying no….so if you find yourself increasingly in the latter category, just what can you do about it?
Have you ever sat down and taken a few minutes to think about this….”do I really enjoy teaching as my chosen career?”
In this final part to the article I am going to look at the difficulties that are presented in firstly getting help for gifted and talented children and then actually incorporating any help into school life.
Marla Olmstead is 4 years old in the lead picture of this article…it may seem improbable but here is a direct example of what, as a school we may (if we’re lucky!) be presented with.
There are occasions we come across a child in our class that literally “stands out” for their ability in some area or another – so what do we do?
As one year ends so another begins – and as one term has finished so another looms large
The SPRING TERM lurches into view!